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These Boots Were Made for Reading, Part I

March 21, 2014 • No Comments

A while back, we noticed a few of our authors share a common interest — beyond writing, that is. They love their cowboy boots, especially when they’re out on the dusty book-tour trail. We asked…

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The Lucky Tour: Joseph-Beth Booksellers

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Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road this past summer for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States.…

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How to Write #TwitterFiction

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Gabrielle Zevin  is one of the featured authors in the Twitter Fiction Festival, going on now through Sunday, March 16. Well, actually, Daniel Parish is a featured author. He’s fictional, but he’s featured. Parish is…

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March 13, 2014 onthehouse

Writing Advice: On Brevity

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The Twitter Fiction Festival, which started yesterday and goes through March 16, includes Algonquin authors Bill Roorbach, Sara Farizan and Gabrielle Zevin. Each author is creating an original work of fiction, meted out in 140-character…

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Giveaway: Broadside from Michael Parker’s New Novel!

2 Comments March 11, 2014 • 2 Comments

Two strangers meet on a windswept car lot in West Texas. Marcus is fleeing the disastrous fallout of chasing a lifelong dream; Maria is returning to the hometown she fled years ago. They begin to…

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March 7, 2014 indy reads

The Lucky Tour: Indy Reads Books

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Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road this past summer for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. …

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Booksellers Rock! Nicole Magistro, The Bookworm of Edwards

3 Comments March 3, 2014 • 3 Comments

Name: Nicole Magistro
Job title: Owner, book buyer
Bookstore: The Bookworm of Edwards
Brief Bio: After spending way too much money on an education to become a writer (Northwestern University), Nicole had to get a…

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The Lucky Tour: The Book Stall

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Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road last summer for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. Join…

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March Lucky Stars: Coming of Age

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Lucky Stars comes of age this month with tales that bring into focus the blurred lines between innocence and maturity. Embrace the uncertainty of that time of life and find worlds full of danger, violence,…

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Face Out with Michael Parker

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Michael Parker woke up one night with the image of a man and a woman meeting in a used car lot fresh in his mind.  But that was it.  So what then?  “I did what…

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